The vision of the Central Minnesota Builders Association (CMBA) is to offer increased support to schools by providing tools, supplies, grants, education and scholarships to enhance learning opportunities and to inspire more interest in the trades as a career choice. The Tools for Schools Presidents Fund & Initiative is the brainchild of former CMBA President Craig Schoenberg of Schoenberg Construction, St. Cloud. The Tools for Schools Fund & Initiative has three primary goals:
- Enhance the learning experiences for high schools students who show interest in entering the construction trades.
- Provide information and direction on career options within the trades.
- Address the building industry’s labor shortages.
To support these goals—and to build a stronger connection between the trades and future workforce members—the CMBA has made a commitment to match your donations up to $20,000! Please help us connect with area educators and high school students to address and resolve issues that contribute to labor shortages and the downward trend in public education program supporting our industry’s workforce needs.